Singapore hawkers get Michelin award

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Singapore hawkerSingapore street food stalls have been singled out by the Michelin Guide, the most influential international restaurant guide, for their food excellence.

Seventeen hawkers were given the “Bib Gourmand” award in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, and they include well-known stalls such as Song Fa Bak Kut Teh in New Bridge Road, Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Road Food Center and Balestier Road Hoover Rojak at Whampoa Market Place.

Since 1955, the guide has highlighted restaurants offering “exceptional good food at moderate prices,” a feature now called “Bib Gourmand“. They must offer menu items priced below a maximum determined by local economic standards. In the case of Singapore, this is 45 Singapore dollars ($33.40).

The guide has named street food establishments in Hong Kong and Macau previously, but the mentioning of Singapore street food spots remains a first in Southeast Asia.

“The food is a true crossroads, a mix of cultures with Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian influences, Singapore’s history is reflected in its cuisine – the variety, simplicity and authenticity completely won over our inspectors,” Michael Ellis, Michelin Guides’ International Director, said.

Other hawkers praised were, among others, The Fishball Story in Timbre+ and A Noodle Story, Famous Crispy Curry Puff, Hong Kee Beef Noodle and Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling in Amoy Street Food Center.

Apart from the hawkers, the guide names 17 restaurants for their excellent food.

The full list of the 34 eateries awarded a Bib Gourmand

Hawker stalls
1. Claypot Laksa – Alexandra Village Food Center
2. A Noodle Story – Amoy Street Food Center
3. Famous Crispy Curry Puff – Amoy Street Food Center
4. Hong Kee Beef Noodle – Amoy Street Food Center
5. Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling – Amoy Street Food Center
6. The Fishball Story – Golden Mile Food Center
7. Wedang (Indonesian food and satay) – Golden Mile Food Center
8. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw (laksa) – Hong Lim Market & Food Center
9. Na Na Curry – 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Center
10. Chey Sua Carrot Cake – 127 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Center
11. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice – Maxwell Food Center
12. Shi Hui Yuan (noodle with chicken and duck) – Mei Ling Market & Food Center
13. Alliance Seafood – Newton Food Center
14. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice – Tiong Bahru Market
15. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee – Tiong Bahru Market
16. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak – Whampoa Market Place
17. Liang Zhao Ji (soy duck) – Whampoa Market Place

Restaurants
1. Alaturka (Turkish) – Bussorah Street
2. Hjh Maimunah (Malaysian) – Jalan Pisang 11-15
3. Ka Soh (Singaporean) – College Road
4. Kok Sen (tze char) – Keong Saik Road
5. Lagnaa (Indian) – Little India
6. New Ubin Seafood – Sin Ming Road
7. Peony Jade at Keppel Club (Cantonese) – Bukit Chermin Rd
8. Shish Mahal (Indian) – Albert Street
9. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh – New Bridge Road
10. 328 Katong Laksa – East Coast Road
11. True Blue Cuisine (Peranakan) – Armenian Street
12. Whole Earth (vegetarian) – Peck Seah Street
13. Yhingthai Palace (Thai) – Purvis Street
14. Zaffron Kitchen (Indian) – East Coast Road

Other Street Food Establishments
1. Bismallah Biryani – Dunlop Road
2. JB Ah Meng Kitchen (Cantonese) – Geylang Road
3. Sin Huat Eating House (crab rice noodle) – Geylang Road

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Singapore street food stalls have been singled out by the Michelin Guide, the most influential international restaurant guide, for their food excellence. Seventeen hawkers were given the "Bib Gourmand" award in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, and they include well-known stalls such as Song Fa Bak Kut Teh in New Bridge Road, Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Road Food Center and Balestier Road Hoover Rojak at Whampoa Market Place. Since 1955, the guide has highlighted restaurants offering "exceptional good food at moderate prices," a feature now called "Bib Gourmand". They must offer menu items priced below a maximum determined...

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Singapore hawkerSingapore street food stalls have been singled out by the Michelin Guide, the most influential international restaurant guide, for their food excellence.

Seventeen hawkers were given the “Bib Gourmand” award in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, and they include well-known stalls such as Song Fa Bak Kut Teh in New Bridge Road, Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Road Food Center and Balestier Road Hoover Rojak at Whampoa Market Place.

Since 1955, the guide has highlighted restaurants offering “exceptional good food at moderate prices,” a feature now called “Bib Gourmand“. They must offer menu items priced below a maximum determined by local economic standards. In the case of Singapore, this is 45 Singapore dollars ($33.40).

The guide has named street food establishments in Hong Kong and Macau previously, but the mentioning of Singapore street food spots remains a first in Southeast Asia.

“The food is a true crossroads, a mix of cultures with Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian influences, Singapore’s history is reflected in its cuisine – the variety, simplicity and authenticity completely won over our inspectors,” Michael Ellis, Michelin Guides’ International Director, said.

Other hawkers praised were, among others, The Fishball Story in Timbre+ and A Noodle Story, Famous Crispy Curry Puff, Hong Kee Beef Noodle and Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling in Amoy Street Food Center.

Apart from the hawkers, the guide names 17 restaurants for their excellent food.

The full list of the 34 eateries awarded a Bib Gourmand

Hawker stalls
1. Claypot Laksa – Alexandra Village Food Center
2. A Noodle Story – Amoy Street Food Center
3. Famous Crispy Curry Puff – Amoy Street Food Center
4. Hong Kee Beef Noodle – Amoy Street Food Center
5. Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling – Amoy Street Food Center
6. The Fishball Story – Golden Mile Food Center
7. Wedang (Indonesian food and satay) – Golden Mile Food Center
8. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw (laksa) – Hong Lim Market & Food Center
9. Na Na Curry – 115 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Center
10. Chey Sua Carrot Cake – 127 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Center
11. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice – Maxwell Food Center
12. Shi Hui Yuan (noodle with chicken and duck) – Mei Ling Market & Food Center
13. Alliance Seafood – Newton Food Center
14. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice – Tiong Bahru Market
15. Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee – Tiong Bahru Market
16. Balestier Road Hoover Rojak – Whampoa Market Place
17. Liang Zhao Ji (soy duck) – Whampoa Market Place

Restaurants
1. Alaturka (Turkish) – Bussorah Street
2. Hjh Maimunah (Malaysian) – Jalan Pisang 11-15
3. Ka Soh (Singaporean) – College Road
4. Kok Sen (tze char) – Keong Saik Road
5. Lagnaa (Indian) – Little India
6. New Ubin Seafood – Sin Ming Road
7. Peony Jade at Keppel Club (Cantonese) – Bukit Chermin Rd
8. Shish Mahal (Indian) – Albert Street
9. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh – New Bridge Road
10. 328 Katong Laksa – East Coast Road
11. True Blue Cuisine (Peranakan) – Armenian Street
12. Whole Earth (vegetarian) – Peck Seah Street
13. Yhingthai Palace (Thai) – Purvis Street
14. Zaffron Kitchen (Indian) – East Coast Road

Other Street Food Establishments
1. Bismallah Biryani – Dunlop Road
2. JB Ah Meng Kitchen (Cantonese) – Geylang Road
3. Sin Huat Eating House (crab rice noodle) – Geylang Road

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